2021 Teams

These are the teams which are being considered for 2021. Our desire is to re-connect with our ministry partners across the state after many of them were quarantined in 2020. In the coming weeks, we will be developing this list and choosing dates and specific needs for each assignment. Send us an email if you would like to be kept up to date: lightshinealaska@comcast.net

Teams Serving Across the State

The following potential teams are being considered from our partnerships with the ministries we have been serving from past years. All of these teams need to be confirmed by the host ministry leaders of these places.

Bingle Camp Team – This team has been led by Ben Ebersole in the past.

Gulkana Village Team – This team has been led by Steve Hoey in the past.

Tazlina/Kluti-Kaah Team – This team has been led by Ron Good in the past.

Dream Center Team – This team has been led by Nathan Bond in the past.

Carry The Cure Team – This team will be led by Bob Neuenschwander building a fire escape deck for ministry president, Bill Pagaran’s home.

WEIO Team – This team has been led by Mark & Laura Raifsnider  in the past.

Globe Creek Camp Team – This team has been led by Mel Miller in the past.

Regent Life Church Team – This team has been led by Steve Hoey in the past.


LightShine Alaska Missions Base Teams

We have to finish our building at our missions base in 2021 so we can fully use it with our incoming teams. All of our teams will be sleeping in this building while still eating in the cook shack in 2021. Our goal is to complete the kitchen and bathroom so it can be used in 2022.

Water & Septic System TeamMel Miller will be leading this team and will be following the plans established for both systems. Water – We will be soliciting help from local excavators in digging a footer for a pad for a new water house and building the structure (possibly 10’x10′) which will house a holding tank, pumps and heating system. This team will also be laying water lines and connecting them to the garage. Septic – A septic system behind the garage will be built following an engineered plan which has been previously approved. We need to build this team with people who are skilled in these areas.

Electrical TeamSteve Hoey will be working with a local excavator digging a trench from the electrical easement on our eastern border and connecting to our garage and cook shack. We also hope to run a fiber optic line in the same trench for internet access.

Interior Finish Crew – This team will be finishing drywall, painting, and installing trim throughout the garage.  Upstairs – The team will be installing ceiling fans and interior lighting as well as linoleum in the entryway and carpet in the sleeping area. We also have to build (6) bunks beds. Kitchen – The team will be staining kitchen walls and installing rough cut sawmill boards in the kitchen, building decorative false beams overhead and lighting. Bathroom – A full bathroom needs to be installed. This could be a two week team.

Stone Mason Team – This team will be collecting rocks from various locations on the mountain and installing it around the bottom of our garage. The Siding Crew that worked on the garage in July 2020 planned ahead for this team – leaving a 3 foot high area around the base of the building (see photo above).

There are other teams being considered as well. Please pray for us as we plan for 2021. If you have any questions or desire a team to serve in your area, please email us at: lightshinealaska@comcast.net